New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
An author and father of four children ranging in age from five to 30 years old offers humorous, heartfelt, creative and inspired advice based on his experiences and lessons learned through three decades of parenting.
With inspirational photographs and more than 225 tips for interior decorating, Betty Lou Phillips guides you through the process of artfully creating a home that radiates beauty, comfort, and the feeling of well-being while ultimately satisfying the soul. Phillips shares her invaluable tips and advice gleaned from a career as a professional interior designer so that those who opt to become hands-on with their own decorating projects can avoid becoming ensnared in a web of pricey mistakes while putting their own artistic spin on a space.
Learn to create unique jewelry to wear with everything from jeans to that little black dress. From wire wrapping and knotting to metal stamping and polishing, this guide shows you all the skills you need to make necklaces, bracelets, keychains, and more! The DVD features watch-and-learn instructional episodes.
"A comprehensive account of Jackie Robinson's life and career, focusing on the events surrounding the shattering of the "color barrier" in Major League Baseball. Discusses his life after baseball, his influential position in the civil rights movement, and his enduring legacy as a racial pioneer. Includes biographies, primary sources, and more"--Provided by publisher.
This guide for crafty kids and their parents mixes a family friendly design with a treasure trove of creative and educational projects that parents and their kids, aged three to twelve, can create together.
Through stunning photographs and step-by-step instructions, designer and lifestyle expert Kelly Edwards brings a myriad of looks, tastes, and approaches to chic home design in this guidebook.
"... learn to use your appreciation for the simple things in life--the ordinary, the aged, the humble--as your inspiration for making expressive, intuitive art. You will come to embrace imperfection and recognize that, yes, in fact, there is such a thing as a happy accident!"--From publisher description.
When her husband, Porter, quits his job to hike the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, Gail Storey refuses to let him go alone. Gail, fifty-six at the time, was not a hiker and was terrified of leaving behind their comfortable Houston home for life on the trail. In the end, the trip tested and deepened their relationship, with each walking into the question Who am I?
"Missoula, Montana is an active university town rich in character set in the midst of stunning scenery. The city lies at the hub of five merging valleys and surrounded on all sides by mountain ranges. The Clark Fork, Rattlesnake, and Bitterroot Rivers converge near the city center, where the streets are lined with historic buildings and residences from the National Register. A short distance in any direction leads to national forests and wilderness areas. Outdoor activities abound in the area! Now in its fourth edition, Day Hikes Around Missoula, Montana includes an excellent collection of 102 day hikes within a 100-mile radius of the city. While many hikes are located within the city itself, most are found in the surrounding valleys, mountains, and national forests. Destinations include both popular and remote trails, from easy nature walks to high-elevation overlooks with expansive vistas across Missoula and its mountain ranges. Highlights include several dramatic waterfalls, stream-fed canyons, fertile valleys flanked by mountains, hot springs, suspension bridges, and historic sites from the Lewis and Clark voyage..."--From the publisher.
"The 14 treks described in this guide lead around tranquil lakes, through rich farming country, forests of bamboo and rhododendron, cool rainforest, silent alpine glades, and rugged, high mountain desert to explore this magical region"--P.  of cover.
"Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including "ghost hackers" who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers' criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside down"--From publisher description.